Mercer County Library System


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Wednesday February 19, 2020

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A.

 Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A.

 Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Narrative Voice

Donna Wolfe leads a discussion of Ursula Le Guin’s Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Donna Wolfe leads a discussion of Ursula Le Guin’s Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adult Craft -- Heart Sign

Join us for this month’s Adult Craft. Materials will be provided.

Registration required.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Join us for this month’s Adult Craft. Materials will be provided.

Registration required.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Excel Advanced

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT: Michael Kerr  609-275-8901
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

This course builds on Excel Intermediate and deals with some more useful techniques of working with data in Excel, including making data ranges into tables, useful tools in pivot tables, some key tools on the data tab such as goal seek and subtotal. We will also deal with linking data between workbooks and worksheets. Signup for adults 18 and over only. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT:
  Michael Kerr
  609.275.8901
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 

Word with tabs, groups, & the Microsoft Office ribbon. Use the tools within groups to cut, copy, & paste, format text, add bullets or numbers, set margins, & insert graphics. Learn to quickly navigate through a document. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT: Meg Baker  609-275-8901
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Word with tabs, groups, & the Microsoft Office ribbon. Use the tools within groups to cut, copy, & paste, format text, add bullets or numbers, set margins, & insert graphics. Learn to quickly navigate through a document. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT:
  Meg Baker
  609.275.8901
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 

Explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, & newsletters. Learn to incorporate text boxes, WordArt, & tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts. Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT: Meg Baker  609-275-8901
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Explore commands that enable you to create resumes, letters, flyers, & newsletters. Learn to incorporate text boxes, WordArt, & tables into the document. View the finished product in various layouts. Proficiency with basic Word functions is required. Space is limited. Registration begins January 22nd.

CONTACT:
  Meg Baker
  609.275.8901
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday Film Festival: Michael Clayton

Adult Program

2007; George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton. Rated R; 119 minutes. A "fixer" at a powerful corporate law firm faces a crisis of conscience. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

2007; George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton. Rated R; 119 minutes. A "fixer" at a powerful corporate law firm faces a crisis of conscience. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Current Events Chat

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Princeton: Then and Now

Tour the town of Princeton from the comfort of your seat, compare images of the past and present,  and see what has changed over the years and what has stayed the same.  Presented by Eve Mandel, Historical Society of Princeton.
 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 23 spaces available.

Tour the town of Princeton from the comfort of your seat, compare images of the past and present,  and see what has changed over the years and what has stayed the same.  Presented by Eve Mandel, Historical Society of Princeton.
 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  (609)259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skin Radiance & Skin Care

Join John E. Vine, MD, a board certified dermatologist, for this informative session on skin care. Learn what is new in sun protection, moisturizers, and treatment of skin problems, including prevention of skin cancer. Dr. Vine is a member of the medical staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

Registration begins January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 21 spaces available.

Join John E. Vine, MD, a board certified dermatologist, for this informative session on skin care. Learn what is new in sun protection, moisturizers, and treatment of skin problems, including prevention of skin cancer. Dr. Vine is a member of the medical staff of Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

Registration begins January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 21 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Art Circle

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Medicare & You

Anthony Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group, will explain how Medicare works, who is eligible, what is covered, and the costs of coinsurance and deductibles. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.

Anthony Williams, insurance agent with BGA Insurance Group, will explain how Medicare works, who is eligible, what is covered, and the costs of coinsurance and deductibles. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 29 spaces available.

Thursday February 20, 2020

Get your taxes done for free.

AARP representatives will be providing help filing taxes by appointment only.  Appointments will be available on Thursday mornings and are open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  You must make an appointment in person at the library or call 609-883-5914.  

CONTACT:   609-883-5914
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

Get your taxes done for free.

AARP representatives will be providing help filing taxes by appointment only.  Appointments will be available on Thursday mornings and are open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  You must make an appointment in person at the library or call 609-883-5914.  

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

The Quilting Group is open to all skill levels. Bring quilting projects you are working on to share with others or work in the good company of fellow quilters.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM
An Afternoon at the Movies - Judy

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in swinging London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold out concerts. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on.  Starring Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock and Rufus Sewell.  Rated PG-13 ;  118 minutes


Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at (609)259-2150. Please register each person separately.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in swinging London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold out concerts. Behind the scenes, her tumultuous life continues on.  Starring Renée Zellweger, Finn Wittrock and Rufus Sewell.  Rated PG-13 ;  118 minutes


Register online or by calling the Robbinsville Branch at (609)259-2150. Please register each person separately.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafty Adults: Duct Tape & Fabric Tote Bag

Make a unique duct-tape and fabric tote with no sewing - no kidding! With a few simple supplies (that we provide), a little time, and no prior experience, you can make your own custom tote bag. Open to any skill level!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Registration required. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 2 spaces available.

Make a unique duct-tape and fabric tote with no sewing - no kidding! With a few simple supplies (that we provide), a little time, and no prior experience, you can make your own custom tote bag. Open to any skill level!

Sponsored by the Hightstown Library Association.

Registration required. Click the Register button, or call the library at (609) 448-1474 for information or to register.

Get an early peek at the Hightstown Memorial Branch's adult programs. Sign up online to have our monthly e-newsletter sent directly to your e-mail inbox.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Open Computer Lab

Need to create a spreadsheet in Excel or a presentation in PowerPoint? Want to format your résumé in Word or create a new email address? Stop by our open computer lab. Our librarian will be available to offer assistance.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

Need to create a spreadsheet in Excel or a presentation in PowerPoint? Want to format your résumé in Word or create a new email address? Stop by our open computer lab. Our librarian will be available to offer assistance.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch


 
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7:00 PM
Declutter Your Home Stress Free!

Presented by Olga St. Pierre, Keller Williams Real Estate. One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home, and deciding what to do with everything, and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process. We will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions, making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process, getting family and kids involved and getting to the finish line a winner! Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 47 spaces available.

Presented by Olga St. Pierre, Keller Williams Real Estate. One of the biggest challenges for many homeowners is going through their “stuff” at home, and deciding what to do with everything, and having the motivation to get through this very dreaded process. We will create an action plan and talk about common clutter misconceptions, making decisions, motivation, investing time in this process, getting family and kids involved and getting to the finish line a winner! Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 47 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Using Online Polish Archives for Genealogical Research

Amateur genealogist Elana Broch will share the experience she gained while researching the story of  her grandfather, Saul Lichtman, who died in 1941. Her genealogical quest took her to the IAJGS conference in Poland and a visit to the Jewish Historical Society in Warsaw may have provided the missing link to the wealth of information available via Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Amateur genealogist Elana Broch will share the experience she gained while researching the story of  her grandfather, Saul Lichtman, who died in 1941. Her genealogical quest took her to the IAJGS conference in Poland and a visit to the Jewish Historical Society in Warsaw may have provided the missing link to the wealth of information available via Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Citizenship Exam Study Group

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. No need to register, just stop in. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

Are you studying for your US Citizenship exam? Join our free preparation class to study and practice. We will be covering the Civics, Reading, and Writing sections of the exam. No need to register, just stop in. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 

Adult Program

February's theme is "Unconditional Self-Love." Yoga nidra is the Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 23 spaces available.

Adult Program

February's theme is "Unconditional Self-Love." Yoga nidra is the Sanskrit name for the centuries-old tradition of yogic sleep that balances the nervous system, boosting immunity, and healing body, mind, and spirit. Class includes mantra chanting to focus the mind, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation to relieve fatigue and pain. Please come comfortably dressed with extra layers and your own yoga mat or any other optional props such as pillows, blankets, etc. that will keep you comfortable.

Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Conversational ESL

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday February 21, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Morning Bookies: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Adult Program

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. As she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch
There are 24 spaces available.

Adult Program

At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers - one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. As she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.

Registration begins on January 22. Click the Register button, or call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 for information or to register.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Documentary Screening: Pavarotti (2019, PG-13)

With Andrea Griminelli, Nicoletta Mantovani and Bono. A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti. Runtime: 114 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

With Andrea Griminelli, Nicoletta Mantovani and Bono. A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti. Runtime: 114 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit & Crochet Circle

Adult Program

New year, new projects! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

New year, new projects! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 

Adult Program

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). Rated PG-13; 97 minutes

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.

Adult Program

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). Rated PG-13; 97 minutes

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 29 spaces available.

 

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:30 PM
Posture & Dance Exercises

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Drum Circle: Winter Series

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Join us for this drum circle. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Saturday February 22, 2020

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Knot Your Stress Away

Have you been looking for a way to channel your daily stress in a creative and productive way? Join Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Dr. KnotStressAway, and learn to knit or crochet while connecting with members of your community and making new friends.  Materials provided but feel free to bring your own!  For the curious, the beginner, and those at intermediate-expert levels.

 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There is 1 space available.

Have you been looking for a way to channel your daily stress in a creative and productive way? Join Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, Dr. KnotStressAway, and learn to knit or crochet while connecting with members of your community and making new friends.  Materials provided but feel free to bring your own!  For the curious, the beginner, and those at intermediate-expert levels.

 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There is 1 space available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Truth about Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. New Jersey is a hub of human trafficking because it’s easily accessible via Interstate 95, and is also susceptible because of hosting a major tourist destination, Atlantic City, as well as its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. This program will bring community awareness of the types of trafficking, how we can recognize the signs of a victim, how we can talk to our children about this issue and most importantly what to do if you suspect a person is a victim.

Presented by NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Registration requested.

NJCAHT is a statewide coalition made up of more than 100 diverse organizations and many individuals committed to END SLAVERY IN NJ. For more information about events, donations, or to become a member of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking, visit our website at www.njhumantrafficking.org.

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CONTACT: Hopewell Branch Library  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Human Trafficking is commonly regarded as one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. New Jersey is a hub of human trafficking because it’s easily accessible via Interstate 95, and is also susceptible because of hosting a major tourist destination, Atlantic City, as well as its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. This program will bring community awareness of the types of trafficking, how we can recognize the signs of a victim, how we can talk to our children about this issue and most importantly what to do if you suspect a person is a victim.

Presented by NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Registration requested.

NJCAHT is a statewide coalition made up of more than 100 diverse organizations and many individuals committed to END SLAVERY IN NJ. For more information about events, donations, or to become a member of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking, visit our website at www.njhumantrafficking.org.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Branch Library
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Members meet to deliver and evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches in an effort to improve as speakers and as leaders. In its 94-year history, Toastmasters has had 4 million members. Some speeches will be delivered in English, some in Tamil. All are welcome.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Black History Month Film Series - 42 (2013)

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. PG-13, 128 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. PG-13, 128 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writers' Group

Bring 5 pages of a work in progress to discuss with other writers.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

Bring 5 pages of a work in progress to discuss with other writers.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meditation for Beginners

Learn Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation that you can do anytime, anywhere. Benefits of Isha Kriya include:

  • Increased energy and health
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Heightened focus and memory
  • A deep sense of peacefulness and joy

Participants will take home a 12-minute meditation to use for daily practice. No prior meditation experience is required, and the meditation is learned sitting comfortably in a chair. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 26 spaces available.

Learn Isha Kriya, a simple and powerful meditation that you can do anytime, anywhere. Benefits of Isha Kriya include:

  • Increased energy and health
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Heightened focus and memory
  • A deep sense of peacefulness and joy

Participants will take home a 12-minute meditation to use for daily practice. No prior meditation experience is required, and the meditation is learned sitting comfortably in a chair. You will also gain access to ongoing, free online support. This workshop is presented by the Isha Foundation, an international non-profit, non-religious, public service organization, founded by Sadhguru, a leading authority on yoga and meditation.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 26 spaces available.

Sunday February 23, 2020
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2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up at 2:00 p.m.

 Harriet (2019, PG-13), with Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Joe Alwyn. The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Runtime: 125 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 Harriet (2019, PG-13), with Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Joe Alwyn. The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Runtime: 125 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 

Adult Progam

This Boy’s Life (1993). Rated R; 115 minutes

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.

Adult Progam

This Boy’s Life (1993). Rated R; 115 minutes

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 30 spaces available.

Monday February 24, 2020
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10:00 AM
Morning Book Club: 1984 by George Orwell

Winston Smith, a member of the outer Party, spends his days rewriting history to fit the narrative that his government wants citizens to believe. But as the gap between the propaganda he writes and the reality he lives proves too much for Winston to swallow, he begins to seek some form of escape. His desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, tyrannical state illuminates the tendencies apparent in every modern society, and makes vivid the universal predicament of the individual. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Winston Smith, a member of the outer Party, spends his days rewriting history to fit the narrative that his government wants citizens to believe. But as the gap between the propaganda he writes and the reality he lives proves too much for Winston to swallow, he begins to seek some form of escape. His desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, tyrannical state illuminates the tendencies apparent in every modern society, and makes vivid the universal predicament of the individual. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:30 AM
Fitness for the Active Aging

Presented by Bob Kirby. Monday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. and Monday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Presented by Bob Kirby. Monday, February 10, 10:30 a.m. and Monday, February 24, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the benefits of stretching and low-impact exercises while learning how staying fit can improve balance, posture, flexibility, endurance and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Recycled Arts & Crafts

Join us for our program where recycled goods become arts and crafts. Let your creative juices flow while doing something to save the planet. Supplies will be provided.

Registration required.

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LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for our program where recycled goods become arts and crafts. Let your creative juices flow while doing something to save the planet. Supplies will be provided.

Registration required.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult English Learners Writing Class

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ (formerly Literacy Volunteers).

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gardening Book Club -- Miss Jane by Brad Watson

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Miss Jane by Brad Watson.

No registration necessary.

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LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. All are welcome to discuss this month's title, Miss Jane by Brad Watson.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Leadership in Turbulent Times, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Bridge

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!

Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

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LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge!

Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PTSD Support & Meditation

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

 

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Discussion: Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo and the Rise of America’s Opioid Crisis

Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CANCELED: Guided Meditation w/ Mira

Mira Desai teaches this spring's guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

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LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Mira Desai teaches this spring's guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening English Conversation Group

Adult Program

Join Reference Librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

Join Reference Librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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7:00 PM
Adult craft - Wood slice owls

Make a round wood slice into an adorable owl you can hang anywhere. 

All materials will be provided.   

For ages 13 and up.  Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT:   609-883-5914  ccrawfor@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Make a round wood slice into an adorable owl you can hang anywhere. 

All materials will be provided.   

For ages 13 and up.  Registration is required and space is limited.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.5914
  ccrawfor@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy - without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Try out your acting chops (or indulge your secret passion) playing one of the great characters from dramatic literature or contemporary comedy - without the threat of performing in front of a live audience! We will “cast” and read a play aloud, around a table, as actors and production teams typically do at the first rehearsal of a play. Registration suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mystery Book Club

The Patient Assassin, by Anita Anand

 

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

The Patient Assassin, by Anita Anand

 

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 10, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30.  Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 20 spaces available.

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 10, at 9:30 a.m. Participants must register online for each individual class date. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30.  Go to mcl.org, click on the PROGRAM tab at the top of the page to access EventKeeper.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 20 spaces available.

Tuesday February 25, 2020
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9:35 AM - 1:30 PM
Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms.

Registration is required.

Please call 609.737.2610 to make an appointment.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning English Conversation Group

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and Reference Librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and Reference Librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tax Assistance

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance.

On or after January 22, visit or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance.

On or after January 22, visit or call the reference desk at 609-448-0957 to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit & Crochet Corner

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Beginning Spanish Language Class

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Learn Spanish with a native speaker.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Citizenship Test Prep

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Writers Support Group

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the challenges of becoming better writers, defeating writer’s block and perfecting the craft.

No registration necessary.

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CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free Immigration Legal Clinic

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Register in person or by phone for a free 15 minute consultation with an immigration lawyer.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Geeks and Gadgets

Members of the Mercer County Library System’s IT department will answer your questions about PCs and tablets, or library services such as eBooks, audio books, or the catalog. Bring in your electronic devices for troubleshooting, and get consumer tips if you’re considering purchasing a new computer or device.  If you have the manual for your device, please bring that too!

For the best service, please consider e-mailing your questions to support@mcl.org a few days before the event.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

Members of the Mercer County Library System’s IT department will answer your questions about PCs and tablets, or library services such as eBooks, audio books, or the catalog. Bring in your electronic devices for troubleshooting, and get consumer tips if you’re considering purchasing a new computer or device.  If you have the manual for your device, please bring that too!

For the best service, please consider e-mailing your questions to support@mcl.org a few days before the event.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  (609)259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

 
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7:00 PM
Booktalking: Adult Book Discussion Group

Educated by Tara Westover.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch
 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Learning English with Victor

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome.

Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Science Fiction Book Club: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Adult Program

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Wednesday February 26, 2020

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A.

 Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A.

 Appointments are required; to register please call 609-259-2150.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Movies for Adults -- Downton Abbey (2019)

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

Summary: The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the eponymous mansion.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

Summary: The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the eponymous mansion.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Craft Circle

Make a cozy coffee mug sleeve. Assistance is available.

 

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 16 spaces available.

Make a cozy coffee mug sleeve. Assistance is available.

 

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinée: Harriet

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Rated PG-13.  125 minutes. Preregistration preferred.  This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Rated PG-13.  125 minutes. Preregistration preferred.  This program was made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Twin Rivers Library.

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday Film Festival: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Adult Program

1967; Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn. Not Rated; 107 minutes. A young white woman brings home her black fiance, an act which truly tests the open-mindedness of her parents. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

1967; Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn. Not Rated; 107 minutes. A young white woman brings home her black fiance, an act which truly tests the open-mindedness of her parents. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration not required, all are welcome. 

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Current Events Chat

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM
Active Aging Fitness: Winter Series

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Saturday, January 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

The health benefits of regular exercise for older adults are both physical and mental. Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required and begins Saturday, January 25, at 9:30 am. Participants must register in person at circulation or over the phone for each individual class date. To register or cancel registration call 609-883-8294.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Movies for Adults -- Downton Abbey (2019)

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

Summary: The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the eponymous mansion.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Downton Abbey (2019): (Michelle Dockery, Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Maggie Smith) Rated PG, 122 minutes.

Summary: The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the eponymous mansion.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fiber Art Circle

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Bring your current needle-craft project and join us for an hour of knitting, crocheting, or need-craft of your choice!

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hickory Corner Book Discussion

A Mercy, by Toni Morrison

 

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

A Mercy, by Toni Morrison

 

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday February 27, 2020

Get your taxes done for free.

AARP representatives will be providing help filing taxes by appointment only.  Appointments will be available on Thursday mornings and are open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  You must make an appointment in person at the library or call 609-883-5914.  

CONTACT:   609-883-5914
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

Get your taxes done for free.

AARP representatives will be providing help filing taxes by appointment only.  Appointments will be available on Thursday mornings and are open to taxpayers of all ages.  AARP membership is not required.  You must make an appointment in person at the library or call 609-883-5914.  

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.5914
  

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Embroidery Circle: Stitching Clinic

Bring in a piece of fabric, and learn to make basic as well as advanced stitches, including: straight, back, split, stem, chain, blanket, fill, and French knot.

The clinic is designed for beginners who would like to learn basic embroidery stitches or brush up on their stitching.

Please bring light-colored cotton fabric, size 8½ x 11 inches or larger. Feel free to bring your own embroidery hoops, embroidery floss thread, and stitching needles if you have them. Embroidery hoops, 6-strand cotton floss thread, and stitching needles are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

If you have any questions about Embroidery Circle: Stitching Clinic, please email embroiderycircle@gmail.com, “attention Diane” in the email subject line.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 6 spaces available.

Bring in a piece of fabric, and learn to make basic as well as advanced stitches, including: straight, back, split, stem, chain, blanket, fill, and French knot.

The clinic is designed for beginners who would like to learn basic embroidery stitches or brush up on their stitching.

Please bring light-colored cotton fabric, size 8½ x 11 inches or larger. Feel free to bring your own embroidery hoops, embroidery floss thread, and stitching needles if you have them. Embroidery hoops, 6-strand cotton floss thread, and stitching needles are provided by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

If you have any questions about Embroidery Circle: Stitching Clinic, please email embroiderycircle@gmail.com, “attention Diane” in the email subject line.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Black History Month Presentation: The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod

This presentation by historian Alvin Corbett will honor the Black History Month through the personal story of Jack Sherrod, showcasing his evolution from a slave to a United States Colored Troops soldier during the Civil War, and ultimately, to a free landowner. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This presentation by historian Alvin Corbett will honor the Black History Month through the personal story of Jack Sherrod, showcasing his evolution from a slave to a United States Colored Troops soldier during the Civil War, and ultimately, to a free landowner. Registration is suggested.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Resume Review

Adult Program

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. 

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. 

Registration is required. Call the reference desk at 609-275-8901 to register for a 20-minute appointment.

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Conversational ESL

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Join ESL instructor Arthur Spero to learn how to improve your English language speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Preparación para la Prueba de GED

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Revisión para su Prueba de GED en español.

Registre en persona o por teléfono.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Friday February 28, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Gentle yoga for seniors.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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11:00 AM
Adult English Conversation Class

Join Reference Librarian Michelle Rodriguez to practice your English with other ESL learners. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration required.

CONTACT: Robbinsville Branch  (609)259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch
There are 22 spaces available.

Join Reference Librarian Michelle Rodriguez to practice your English with other ESL learners. Must have basic knowledge of English. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Branch
  (609)259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

There are 22 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit & Crochet Circle

Adult Program

New year, new projects! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT: West Windsor Staff  609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Adult Program

New year, new projects! We meet every Friday. Bring yarn, and hook or needles, to start or continue your project. All adults are welcome, whatever your skill level!  No need to register, just stop in.  

Join the West Windsor Branch email list to receive advance notice of adult programs. Email: dbeebe@mcl.org or mbaker@mcl.org

 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Staff
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 

Adult Program

Maria by Callas (2017). Rated PG; 119 minutes

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 30 spaces available.

Adult Program

Maria by Callas (2017). Rated PG; 119 minutes

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 30 spaces available.

 

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Slow down and join Reference Librarian Ann Kerr and reduce stress using meditation. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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3:30 PM
Posture & Dance Exercises

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Reference Librarian Ann Kerr will share some simple exercises to improve your posture and increase your flexibility. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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4:30 PM
Bucket Book Club: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, part 2

The world literary tradition is thousands of years old, extraordinary diverse, and energized by creative genius. Novels, short stories, essays, and poetry written prior to the Twenty-First century provide a rich soil worth exploring. The intent is to focus on works recognized to have a lasting impact on generations of readers and writers. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

The world literary tradition is thousands of years old, extraordinary diverse, and energized by creative genius. Novels, short stories, essays, and poetry written prior to the Twenty-First century provide a rich soil worth exploring. The intent is to focus on works recognized to have a lasting impact on generations of readers and writers. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Saturday February 29, 2020

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Relax and find your inner calm with our new Sahaja Yoga meditation program! Please wear comfortable clothing. Registration required. Call 609-882-3148.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of spiritual meditation that results in peace and balance. Each workshop includes explanations of methods and techniques, video presentations, and silent meditations. 

Intended for all those who are seeking a deeper meaning to their lives. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
There are 29 spaces available.

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of spiritual meditation that results in peace and balance. Each workshop includes explanations of methods and techniques, video presentations, and silent meditations. 

Intended for all those who are seeking a deeper meaning to their lives. 

Registration begins on January 22. Register online at www.mcl.org (Adult Programs), or call 609-448-0957 for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Black History Month Film Series -- Harriet (2019)

Harriet Tubman's quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. PG-13, 125 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT: Hopewell Programs  609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Harriet Tubman's quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. PG-13, 125 minutes.

No registration necessary.

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Want to learn about upcoming programs at the Hopewell Branch?
Each month you can receive Hopewell Branch's Adult Programs Newsletter in your inbox.
Please email hopeprogs@mcl.org to subscribe!

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Programs
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM
Black History Month Program: Slavery to Now through Music

This multi-segment program coordinated by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County will feature African drumming in the native lands form of communication; Spiritual Hymns sung while picking cotton (a skit) with Don Evans Players; church choir music; blues/jazz and rap. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

This multi-segment program coordinated by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County will feature African drumming in the native lands form of communication; Spiritual Hymns sung while picking cotton (a skit) with Don Evans Players; church choir music; blues/jazz and rap. Registration is suggested. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Programs
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Sunday March 1, 2020
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2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies for ages 18 and up

Parasite (2019, R), with Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee and Yeo-jeong Jo. All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. Runtime: 122 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Parasite (2019, R), with Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee and Yeo-jeong Jo. All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. Runtime: 122 min.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 

Vault (2019). Rated R; 99 minutes

CONTACT:   609-448-0957   
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

Vault (2019). Rated R; 99 minutes

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957   
   

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

Monday March 2, 2020
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Documentaries @ Your Library -- They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). Rated R, 99 minutes. Summary: On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). Rated R, 99 minutes. Summary: On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult English Learners Writing Class

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474  hiprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Improve your writing skills for school and work with this drop-in service. Taught by an experienced volunteer from Literacy NJ.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  hiprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Craft Circle

Keep your beverage hot and your hand cool with a cozy mug warmer. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

Keep your beverage hot and your hand cool with a cozy mug warmer. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social Bridge

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

All experience levels invited. Come socialize while playing bridge! Co-Coordinated with the Hopewell Valley Senior Center.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PTSD Support & Meditation

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

Marvlyn Vincent endured a childhood of abuse. After years of struggling to put her past behind her, Marvlyn finally found a combination of methods to alleviate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She then started The Harmony Place, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering PTSD healing to others who suffer from the effects of trauma and PTSD. The weekly sessions provide peer support and meditation in a group setting, offering strength, a shoulder, and an ear. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Evening Craft

Keep your beverage hot and your hand cool with a cozy mug warmer. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

Keep your beverage hot and your hand cool with a cozy mug warmer. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Evening English Conversation Group

Join Reference Librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

CONTACT:   609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Join Reference Librarian Richard Peterson to improve language-speaking skills, pronunciation, vocabulary, and general fluency. Must have basic knowledge of English.

CONTACT:
  
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Meditation w/ Mira

Mira Desai teaches this spring's guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Mira Desai teaches this spring's guided meditation series. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and if you'd like, bring a towel or yoga mat.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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7:00 PM
Friends of the Lawrence Library Meeting
CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Presented by Lee Pellegrino. Join fellow knitters and crocheters and tackle a new project or work on one you’ve already started.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Participants must register online for each individual class date.

CONTACT:   609-883-8294  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 23 spaces available.

Sunita Yadav teaches this series of yoga classes. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat. Class dates are: February 24, March 2, March 8, March 16, March 23 and March 30. Class is limited to 30 participants. Registration is required. Participants must register online for each individual class date.

CONTACT:
  
  609.883.8294
  lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 23 spaces available.

Tuesday March 3, 2020
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9:35 AM - 1:30 PM
Tax Help: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide (by appointment only)

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms. Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.

CONTACT:   609.737.2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Free tax preparation from AARP Tax-Aide. AARP trained tax preparers focus on low and moderate income returns, but can prepare most personal returns within training guidelines. Tax preparers can e-file Federal and state returns, as well as PTR (“Senior Freeze”) forms. Registration is required. Please call to make an appointment.

CONTACT:
  
  609.737.2610
  hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Resume Review

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. Registration is required. Call the Reference Desk to register for a 20 minute appointment.

CONTACT:   609-275-8901
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Reference Librarian Meg Baker will review your printed resume for grammar, layout, and overall presentation. Registration is required. Call the Reference Desk to register for a 20 minute appointment.

CONTACT:
  
  609.275.8901
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Game On! Board Gaming for Adults

Join our new club for board and card game enthusiasts. Bring your own games or use one of ours! Drop-ins welcome.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

Join our new club for board and card game enthusiasts. Bring your own games or use one of ours! Drop-ins welcome.

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning English Conversation Group

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and Reference Librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

CONTACT:   609-799-0462
LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

Have fun practicing your English through informal conversation with other ESL learners and Reference Librarian Elka Frankel. No need to register—just come! Must have basic knowledge of English.

CONTACT:
  
  609.799.0462
  

LOCATION: West Windsor Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tax Assistance (By Appointment Only)

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Visit or call the reference desk to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

A volunteer from AARP Tax-Aide will assist you in completing your tax return. There is no salary cap to qualify for this assistance. Visit or call the reference desk to make an appointment. Then pick up an intake sheet to complete before your appointment. Please bring a copy of last year’s tax return and the completed intake sheet to your appointment.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knit & Crochet Corner

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

We'll meet weekly all year. Work on your project while chatting with others. All adults—beginners as well as experienced crocheters and knitters—are welcome! Instruction available for beginning crocheters. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:
  
  609.448.0957
  

LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM     

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Beginning Spanish Language Class

Learn Spanish with a native speaker. Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Learn Spanish with a native speaker. Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Citizenship Test Prep

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam. Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, we can help! Join our free preparation class to study & practice for your citizenship exam. Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Learning English with Victor

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome. Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:   (609) 448-1474
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

English as a Second Language class. All abilities are welcome. Please register in person or by telephone.

CONTACT:
  
  (609) 448.1474
  

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

Wednesday March 4, 2020

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. Appointments are required; to register please call.

CONTACT:   609-259-2150
LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

Volunteers from AARP will be available to help with your taxes. Please bring last year’s completed forms.  If you are covered by health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must bring a completed Form 1095-A. Appointments are required; to register please call.

CONTACT:
  
  609.259.2150
  

LOCATION: Robbinsville Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Current Events Chat

One of the Hickory Corner librarians will moderate a thoughtful discussion of current events by patrons. All adults are welcome. No preparation is necessary. Register online or call for assistance.

CONTACT:   609-448-0957
LOCATION: Hickory Corner Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM